The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley is pleased to announce that Julia Rundberg has joined the staff as development and communications manager, where her ﬁrst major project will be to manage the Les Bois Film Festival on March 4th.
Julia spent the last ten years guiding local nonproﬁt organizations, as the director of the City Club of Boise, and prior to that, as director of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Under her leadership, both organizations increased community visibility and contributions and developed new programs and events, including City Club’s recent Civility Project, and the Garden’s Outlaw Field Concert Series and Fall Harvest Festival. Julia also brings a wealth of experience in outdoor recreation, planning and communications. She was the Development and Communications Director for the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, a nonproﬁt organization similar to the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, as well as a naturalist and manager for Minnesota State Parks and Trails.
“I am honored to join this organization whose purpose is to conserve nature close to home,” Julia says. “I have always preferred to be outside in nature. As I have hiked, biked and explored the foothills and the Boise River, I have grown to love them. I want to make sure they remain available for people to experience and enjoy. Programs like the Land Trust’s BFFs (Boise Foothills Friends) are important, connecting the people who live here to these amazing open spaces in our backyard.”
“Julia has a deep understanding of nonproﬁts- from operations to events and connecting with supporters. Her experience working for a park and trails agency and also for a citizen friends group gives her a unique understanding of the value that public- private partnerships bring to our work. Her love of wildlife, plants and recreation are a perfect ﬁt for the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and we are pleased she will be joining our team,” says Tim Breuer, Land Trust Executive Director.
Ms. Rundberg began working with the Land Trust in January. In her spare time, she sings with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, is an avid gardener of native plants and vegetables, and with her husband Carl, explores the west, mountain biking, hiking and camping.